Dr.Ceuracle 5Α Control No-Sebum Sun Lotion Review
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It seems like every brand is releasing multiple SPF formulas this year, which is awesome because I see sun protection as the most important step in any skincare routine. I love testing sunscreens and telling people about them in the hopes that eventually everyone finds a formula they love.
Dr.Ceuracle 5Α Control No-Sebum Sun Lotion SPF50+ PA++++ is an all-mineral sunscreen with a watery texture and a floral scent, which doesn’t linger. It’s available on Oshen Skin (discount code KBHOBBIT10), along with other Dr.Ceuracle sunscreen formulas. The No-Sebum version promises a matte, powdery finish and lightweight texture. To see the other sunscreens I have in my review lineup, watch this unboxing reel.
How to use
Shake well before each use
Apply at the end of your routine before sun exposure
Reapply throughout the day as needed
Don’t forget your ears, neck, and the area around the eyes
The 5A in the title refers to a special complex to reduce excess sebum, improve the appearance of pores, control oil, hydrate, and prevent moisture loss. I personally don’t expect many skincare benefits from sunscreen (other than the main benefit of all - protection from photo aging and skin cancer), but these can be nice perks.
I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and normal/dry everything else. My ideal sunscreen is light, not greasy and fairly matte (but without causing dryness). I spend a lot of time walking outside, so it also has to be easy to reapply without pilling, flaking, or looking oily.
Dr.Ceuracle 5A Control No-Sebum Sun Lotion hits almost all of those marks. I think “lotion” isn’t the right name for it - it should have been called “fluid” or “liquid” based on the runny consistency. It’s easy to spread and dries down almost instantly. I notice the tiniest amount of white cast, which tends to disappear after a few minutes. Of course, I’m very fair so I’m not sure how this will work on deeper skin tones. The feel is wonderful - not sticky but not drying or tight either. The only reason this isn’t absolute perfection is the dewier-than-I-prefer finish, which I easily fix with a thin dusting of translucent powder. It’s not a deal breaker for me and my face looks pleasantly matte the entire workday - no oil seeps through.
I apply Dr.Ceuracle Sun Lotion all over the face, neck, ears, chest, and around the eyes - none of those areas experience dryness or irritation. I’m not a daily makeup wearer, but it seems to perform fine under bb cream as well. I like that the formula uses both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as filters, because occasionally brands use just one of them. I’m not a cosmetic chemist, but I think using both is supposed to be a little better when it comes to protecting the skin. Still, the absolutely best sunscreen is the one you use consistently and reapply, regardless of filters.
When it comes to protecting the body, I usually stick with UPF clothing since it’s reusable and fast, however it’s been really warm lately, so I avoid extra layers if possible. Dr.Ceuracle No-Sebum sun is perfect for hands and arms, because it leaves no visible residue and isn’t sticky. I can use it on my hands and then comfortably hold a stroller handle or a phone without making them messy.
Overall, this is wonderful, and the slight dewiness is not a huge deal to me. I also appreciate the packaging - the bright lid stands out in the sea of my skincare products, and the flat bottle is easy to slide into purse and backpack pockets. I will happily keep using this until it’s all gone and wouldn’t mind getting it again.
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Dr.Ceuracle 5Α Control No-Sebum Sun Lotion ingredients: Water, Zinc oxide, Butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, Disiloxane, Propylheptyl caprylate, Titanium dioxide, Dicaprylyl ether, Propanediol, Methyl trimethicone, Silica, Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, Stearic acid, Aluminum hydroxide, Sodium chloride, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 1,2-hexanediol, Sorbitan caprylate, Lauryl polyglyceryl-3polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, Fragrance, Glyceryl caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Candida bombicola/glucose/methylrapeseedate ferment, Butylene glycol, Capryloyl glycine, Hexylene glycol, Tocopherol, Peg-60 almond glycerides, Caprylyl glycol, Sarcosine, Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark extract, Glycerin, Potassium sorbate, Carbomer, Oleanolic acid, Nordihydroguaiaretic acid